The 193,000-square-foot courthouse — to be named for former South Carolina Gov. Carroll A. Campbell Jr. — is planned on what is now a parking lot directly across East North Street from the Greenville County courthouse.
For more than 12 years, Greenville County Council has bound itself by a special rule of council regarding new taxes or fees: Any increase requires approval of a “supermajority” of nine out of 12 council members.
“We need to be sure that we’re spending the money properly, that it’s going to the right place, going to priorities, and I believe if we do that, we can fix the roads,” he told reporters in Greenville Wednesday.
While the number of people working in South Carolina hit a new record, an even greater number of people entered the workforce, leading to a slight increase in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January.